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Tuesday
Sep032013

Have a Great Hair Affair with Dove.

Don't you just love soft, silky, shiny hair? I do. I just tried Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner and my summer stressed tresses are looking and feeling better after only a few uses.

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I'm already a huge fan of the Dove Nourishing Curls Whipped Cream Mousse and use it on the daily. I don't know what took me so long to try the Dove Shampoo and Conditioner, but I'm sure glad I finally did.

The Dove Daily Moisture products are designed to get hair clean and soft with no harsh ingredients to weigh it down. It gets rid of styling product build-up in a cinch, so all I am left with is beautiful, bouncy hair.

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Show off your hair for a chance to win some great prizes from Dove. Now through September 30th, Dove Hair is asking women to share their great hair moments by uploading or pinning their beautiful hair photos at Dove.com/GreatHairAffair for the chance to win thousands of prizes. Plus, when you visit that link, you'll be able to download a coupon for some money off great Dove Hair Therapy products.

Dove products are available at your favorite drugstore or mass retailer.

Monday
Sep022013

Mascara Monday: MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Extravagant Mascara.

Smoky Extravagant is the new mascara by MAKE UP FOR EVER, for eyes that speak drama on their own.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Extravagant Mascara

Whether you are looking for a natural look or a more sophisticated one, one thing is for sure; we all want the same thing in the end. That is the perfect mascara that gives the ultimate finishing touch to your look in just a few coats, of course.

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Smoky Extravagant is just that, a new mascara for both bold impact and on point precision. The tapered cone-shaped brush features a precision tip that separates lashes. The rounded base helps to creates extra volume, while adding length and curl, direct from root to tip. My Smoky Extravagant lash look lasts all day with no clumping or flaking. I use two coats to get the look I want.

Smoky Extravagent Mascara comes in the perfect black shade and sells for $24.00. Look for it at Sephora now.

Friday
Aug302013

Make Summer Last with a Trio of Coconut Treats from mark.

I cannot believe that the long Labor Day weekend is here. I don't want summer to end. Ever. I plan on making it last with this trio of coconut treats from beauty brand mark.

These decadent body treats that will have your body silky smooth, soft and freshly cleaned in the summer scent of coconut. You can choose from any of the three, or do what I do and combine them all for a long lasting summer scent.

Making summer last with a trio of coconut treats | Beautiful Makeup Search

Three's A Charm Coconut Treat - $8.00

This multi-tasking cleanser can be used as a body wash, bubble bath and gentle daily-use shampoo too! It produces a rich later with this awesome, creamy coconut scent. I squirt a quarter sized dollop onto a netted body sponge and wash in the shower.

Get Misty Coconut Treat Body Mist - $12.00

This refreshing mist hydrates the skin and leaves it lightly scented. I like to spray it on right before I get dressed. The refreshing coconut water infused scent weaves in mandarin with luscious hazelnut and coconut cream to keep me smelling summer scented all day.

Whipped Up Coconut Treat Body Butter - $10.00

Rich in vitamins and skin conditioners, the formula works within skin layers to hold in moisture all day. I rub it on my skin while still damp, right out of the shower. My skin is left silky soft and lightly scented in the sweet coconut scent.

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Shop online at meetmark.com.

Thursday
Aug292013

Getting Healthy with Nutrisystem: Week 5.

I had a rough week. I am super busy and super stressed. Every little thing seemed to bother me. I haven't felt like this in a long time. Staying on my Nutrisystem plan was not easy.

I am a stress eater and have been for years. It is one of those things that got me to where I am with my weight, I know that. I try to avoid stress and do other things besides eat now. I call my sister. I go for a walk. I do what I can to get out of the situation.

For the most part, it is working. Then Saturday night happened, when I wasn't even stressed, but I think it was the result of the previous few days. We were out shopping, and on our way into the store there was a food truck. My husband says we need to eat. I tell him there is no way we are eating from a food truck. Until I notice they are making fresh apple cider donuts. Without a second thought, I say, "Get some!". I only had a bite. Not even 1/4 of the donut. It tasted so good. I was satisfied. Until we were walking back out, by said donuts and my husband stopped for more. The boys needed more. I thought I was fine, until I felt the warmth of the donuts in the bag. I reached in and ate the whole thing. I didn't think twice.

It didn't stop there. We went to dinner, and not to the healthiest place. There was no healthy option beside a salad, so that was the plan. That is, until the waiter asks if we want chips and salsa with our drinks and I say  "suuuuure", and dove right in.

I was disappointed in myself. But that wasn't the worst part. I felt physically sick to my stomach. I was not used the the sugar and heaviness of the donut. Combine that with a few handfuls of tortilla chips and salsa -- you get the point.

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I vowed to be better. I took a 5.3 mile walk Sunday morning, but still wasn't quite back on track. Though I did exercise every day, I did not get back on track with my eating regularly as I had been for a few days. It is so easy to give up, but I am not. I have been back to staying on my Nutrisystem plan and tracking everything as I should.

I did get on the scale and my weight stayed the same. I am relieved that I didn't gain any weight, but my unexpected few days off didn't help on my getting healthy plan. I have to remember that I am down 10.5 pounds so far and I am fitting into clothes that I couldn't earlier this summer. I will not let this slip up get me down. I can do this; I just have to keep reminding myself.

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting www.nutrisystem.com/nsblog.

Disclosure: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me with the Nustrisystem program, free of charge, which includes food and support, in exchange for my honest opinion of the program. No other compensation has been given. All thoughts are my own.